24-Year-Old Linebacker – New England Patriots
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
With Brandon Spikes gone to Buffalo, New England's four-man logjam at linebacker (Hightower, Spikes, Mayo and Collins) has been reduced to three, leaving Hightower with his first real chance to provid...
Dont'a Hightower Contract Information:
Signed to a four-year deal by the Patriots in July of 2012.
Hightower (shoulder) was on the field for all 78 snaps on defense in Sunday's win over the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Hightower is in line to start at strongside linebacker for the Patriots. As a rookie, the 2012 first-rounder recorded 60 tackles in 14 games, a number he should easily eclipse this coming season.
The Patriots moved up on draft day to select Hightower -- a linebacker who can play either on the inside or outside -- 25th overall. We'd expect the Alabama product to claim the team's starting strong-side position, a gig that figures to give him some fantasy upside in the Patriots' re-tooled defense.